BRAIN INJURIES: Renee Coleman was in a horrific car crash on Christmas morning.
BRAIN INJURIES: Renee Coleman was in a horrific car crash on Christmas morning. Contributed

Young mum still in coma after Christmas Day nightmare

BOB Lampard received the news no parent wants to hear from medical staff.

His daughter Renee Coleman, 35, was the passenger in a horrific Christmas morning car accident that left her on life support with severe brain injuries.

On Wednesday Mr Lampard and his wife were told they'd have to decide whether to end Ms Coleman's life support or let her suffer as a vegetable for the rest of her life.

"It's pretty f***ed," he said with tears in his eyes.

"We can't look after her.

"We were hoping that she'd pull through, but not with brain damage.

"I don't know what to say to her kids. They can't comprehend what's going on.

"I think we'll have to get a counsellor to come in and tell them."

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Ms Coleman was supposed to spend her first Christmas with two of her children who had been living with their father for the past five years.

Mr Lampard and his wife had spent the morning at their other daughter's house when they returned home to find two police officers waiting for them.

Mr Lampard said Ms Coleman's 18-month-old son Dominic was in the car and was also put on life support after suffering multiple broken bones during the crash.

Dominic has since been released to his father, Stephen Willmott, who was driving the car at the time. The 25-year-old escaped the incident with only minor injuries.

Police said the trio were travelling west along Anzac Ave, Kallangur, at 4.30am when he lost control of the car, veering down an embankment and hitting a concrete pylon before landing in a creek.

Ms Coleman was trapped in the car and was cut out and taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Police are still investigating the incident and would not comment.

Mr Lampard said on Monday the family was yet to make a decision on Ms Coleman's life as they "hope for a miracle."

"We got her eyes open, but it's just a blank stare," he said.

"It's still up in the air, so we're just taking it one step at a time.

Mr Lampard's nephew has set up a gofundme page to help the family. 


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